The Little French Church

Sunday Masses

7:00 AM
9:15 AM
11:00 AM
12:30 PM
Saturday Vigil Mass
5:00 PM

Just steps from the Green Line 10th Street Station

DAILY MASSES

Monday–Friday
6:45 AM and 12:10 PM

Saturday
6:45 AM

DAILY
CONFESSIONS

In the Chapel
(except Holy Days & Holidays)

Monday–Saturday
6:15 AM and 11:15 AM
Saturday
4:00 PM to 4:45 PM

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND UPCOMING EVENTS

The New St. Louis Church Member Directory

Be a part of St. Louis Church history! On February 7th–9th, 2019, we will hold a photography event for our upcoming member directory. Please click HERE to indicate your number of participants and schedule your photography session. Photography sessions are free for all church members, though you will have the option of purchasing additional photographs for family and friends.

Christmas and New Year’s Mass Schedules

Please see our Calendar and Events page for the 2018 St. Louis Church Christmas and New Year’s Mass schedules.

Christmas Flowers and the Decoration of the Church

Please consider helping with the expense of decorating the church by contributing to the Christmas Flower Fund. Donations can be made in memory or honor of a loved one. Envelopes are available at the back of the church and can be dropped in any collection basket on Sundays or mailed to the parish office. Please be sure your name is on the front of the and the name(s) of the person(s) in whose memory/honor you are making the donation is written clearly on the back. Please do not drop these envelopes in the money slots in the church or chapel. Thank you for your generosity!

Requests for Masses

Requests for Masses will begin to be taken on December 10th. Envelopes for your requests are located in the vestibule of the church. They can dropped in any collection basket or mailed to the parish office.

Retirement Fund for Religious

Aging religious need your help. Senior Catholic sisters, brothers and religious order priests ministered for years for little to no pay. Their sacrifices now leave their religious communities without adequate retirement savings. Your gift helps to provide medications, nursing care, and more for tens of thousands of elderly religious. Please consider supporting The Retirement Fund for Religious. Envelopes are available in the vestibule of the church. They can be dropped in any collection basket during the week or on Sunday or mailed directly to the parish office. Thank you for your generosity.

Encounter Christ in the Mass—A Bible Study with Father John Echert

Wednesdays, Nov. 28th–Dec.19th, 7–8:30 pm, Holy Trinity, South St. Paul. In this four-week series, Father John Echert will draw upon biblical texts, historical background, and ecclesiastical texts to provide insight and a deeper understanding into the Sacred Liturgy of the Mass. Participants can expect that this study will enhance their knowledge of and appreciation for the greatest reality on earth. To register, click “Events” at Rediscover-faith.org. Cost: $20. Includes lecture, materials, large group Q&A and snack. Questions? Contact Susanna Parent at parents@archspm.org or 651-291-4411.

Tuesday Organ Recital Series

Our 2018 – 2019 Tuesday Organ Recital Series has begun! Please join us Dec. 11th for a recital featuring Joel Anderson, Principal Organist and Music Associate at Saint Olaf Catholic Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The music begins at approximately 12:35 pm, right after the 12:10 Mass, and lasts about half an hour. View the full schedule for this season hereFor more about our recitals, music program and music at Sunday 11 am masses, visit the Music page of our website or “like” our music department Facebook page here.

Team Louie and the Catholic Charities Service Project

Every second Sunday of the month, approximately 20 enthusiastic and dedicated members of our parish come together to prep and serve meals for about 175–200 needy people in the community. It is a humbling and uplifting service project for all team members involved plus a wonderful way to meet new friends from our parish. Besides serving the dinner guests, team members have the privilege to share fellowship with those they serve. If you’d like to join the team, please contact RoseMary Januschka for further information at rmjanuschka@gmail.com or 651-769-4119.

Holy Hours for Vocations

Each month, the Holy Hour for Vocations will take place at a different parish in the Archdiocese. Come spend an hour with Jesus each month to pray for an increase in vocations to the priesthood, consecrated lie and diaconate. www.1000vocations.org

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament

Adoration extends its influence far beyond the individual adorers, touching their homes and families and reaching out to the parish community and beyond. (Pope Paul VI)

St. Louis offers Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament immediately following the 12:10 pm Wednesday Mass until 2 pm.

Godspeed, Fritz

We are sad to announce that our long-time custodian, Fritz Eckman, will be leaving St. Louis, King of France for medical reasons. For twenty-one years, Fritz poured his heart and soul into our Little French Church. We will miss his energy, efficiency, expertise and sense of humor. We ask that you please keep Fritz in your hearts and prayers.

Our New Custodian

Tim Plasch, a familiar face for many parishioners, will be assuming the head custodial duties here at The Little French Church. Tim, his wife Danielle, and their family have been parishioners here since 1998. Tim has worked part time at St. Louis since 2000 while working full time over the years for Holy Trinity Parish in South St. Paul and St. Agnes Parish in St. Paul.

Welcome, Father Roland!

We are happy to announce that a fourth Marist priest has joined the staff at St. Louis, King of France. An insert with details about Father Roland A. Lajoie, S.M. can be found in the Sept 2nd bulletin or by clicking here. Please extend a warm welcome to Father Roland as he joins our Little French Church.

Eucharistic Ministers

St. Louis Church is very much in need of Eucharistic Ministers to help out at all of the weekend Masses. If you would be willing to volunteer an hour of your time while you are at Sunday Mass it would be most appreciated. As our faith teaches us, we are called to serve. Being a Eucharistic Minister does not require that you be a reader at Mass. Please call or email the parish office at 651-224- 3379 or markmstlouis@comcast.net.

Free Parking

Ample free parking is available for weekend Masses (as well as those which fall on “bank” holidays) just steps from St. Louis Church in the Andersen Human Services Building parking ramp across 10th Street. Enter through the “Contract” entrance from Minnesota Street. You can descend to street level either through the stairway at the corner of 10th and Minnesota, or by the elevators located in the opposite (northwest) corner of each level. Ascending back to your parking level can only be done via the elevator. If the barrier is down at the exit, approach slowly and the gate will open. Note that the church also has a small parking lot off 10th Street, and parking is allowed right next to the church on 10th Street during weekday masses.

Any Changes?

If you have changed your address, telephone number or email address, or you wish to receive or discontinue contribution envelopes, please call the parish office to update your records and preferences at 651-224-3379. Note that if you’ve been a member for a few years we may not have an email address on file for you yet.

Online Stewardship

You can set up weekly donations, mass and bell sponsorship, music program sponsorship, or donate to our Foundation for the Future campaign through the Online Giving section of our website. Thank you for supporting St. Louis Church!

CALENDAR

Check out our current calendar for ongoing events.

CURRENT BULLETIN


View or download this week’s bulletin:
December 9, 2018

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